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Dirty Martini DC
Dirty Martini DC
  • Address:
    1223 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Dupont Circle
  • Cuisine:
    Fusion / Eclectic
    Price: $30 and under

Dirty Martini DC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dirtymartinidc.com
  • Phone: (202) 503-2640
  • Hours of Operation: M-Th: 11:30am - 2:00am
    Friday: 11:30am - 3:00am
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am
    Sunday: Closed for Private Events
    Happy Hour: M-F 4pm-7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Latin / Spanish, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Alexis Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Weddings, Bar/Bah Mitzvahs, Birthdays, All Celebrations, FULL Catering options(Onsite & Offsite
  • Private Party Facilities: Menus are presented in a classic semi-private tables with personal butler/waiter, there are 2 seating spaces with capabilities for Private dining set-ups.
    Opt 1: The first floor table seats up to 20 people, is semi-private space divided by luxurious and elegant Drapes.
    Opt 2: The second floor is offered as a private dining area, it seats up to 80 people and tables set up can be manage according to guest needs (also offered for smaller groups as a semi-private area)
  • Private Party Contact: Kay (202) 427-9610
  • Entertainment: Wednesday evenings Live Latin Jazz 7pm-10pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Meze on the Mezzanine Please visit www.dirtymartinidc.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson PL
  • Public Transit: By bus: L2,42,L4 the Connecticut avenue corridor.
    By Metro (subway): Red Line Farragut North and Dupont Circle Stops
    Orange Line Farragut West Stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is offered for evening dining (starting at 5pm) and after hours.

    Price $10.00 before 10:00PM, $20 after 10:00PM. Street parking is available.
A word from Dirty Martini DC
Dirty Martini, located in the Golden Triangle, is a sophisticated restaurant, bar, and lounge that offers an unparalleled dining experience. From the beautifully decorated Brazilian hard wood interior and custom onyx bar tops, to the in-wall wine rack and elegant drapery, Dirty Martini radiates an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere that depicts the culmination of a classic dining club and modern lounge.

In maintaining its commitment to stylistic integration, Dirty Martini features an eclectic/ fusion cuisine drawing from Latin and Asian influences. Designed by Executive Chef Alexis Hernandez and Chef Walter Rhee, the innovative cuisine incorporates local, natural, and seasonal culinary creations.

So come and enjoy our signature cocktails and partake in our daily Happy Hour Specials from 4-7 pm. Whether it’s at our main bar, mezzanine lounge, or our newest addition; Tiki Bar on the Rooftop Deck.

Come Clean. Leave Dirty.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is a great restaurant/bar with excellent service but lacks the energy. It was too quite - may be because its Tuesday night! But music could have put me to sleep - nothing bar-like about it. Food was very tasty. We ordered lamb meatballs for appetizers, only 3 in an order, but delicious. The eggplant fries were something I never tried before and they were great and I guess healthier than the potato fries."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I was excited after reading the menu online and decided to go during Restaurant Week. At arriving I was greeted nicely, by the host and a patio/windowside server who both had good energy. We ended up getting a server who wasn't good at all, especially considering the restaurant was maybe 1/5 full. Too many on staff and none were engaging. The food descriptions were not as they arrived on the plate. The steak was good, but very small for a list price of $32 with badly cooked, cooled and over-oiled veg. The chicken was tiny portioned. The cheesy grits were gross and cold. One desert was good but poor presentation-to-eat, the other, boring. I could have done better with buying the ingredients for $11 and cook both meals myself."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Gathered some friends together for my birthday celebration and was not disappointed. The food was enjoyable, the atmostshpere lively and vibrant, but the service was really the 'icing on the cake'. We were treated as are their favorite customers even though it was our first time at this restaurant. Best of all we were treated to a bottle of champagne; will definely go again. Chao'"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I've only been to this restaurant twice, but both times I was impressed by the service and the food. I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Good drinks. Up beat atmosphere late in the night. Sometimes tough to get a drink at the bar unless you push to the front and rudely hail a bartender. There are never quiet, nod of the head, drink orders, its a process. But most places in dc are like that so its normal."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "It was our second time going to Dirty Martini and both times were great. We were able to indulge in wonderful cuisine as well as drinks! I would definitely recommend the Dirty Martini for couples that would like a romantic evening out."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "While I have had some BAD food experiences this does not fall into this category. The food was just ok. Presentation of the food was beautiful!! My MAJOR COMPLAINT was, I had a BAD "Dirty Martini"! Now if the name of your establishment is Dirty Martini please make sure ALL of your bartenders know how to make a GREAT Dirty Martini. This was very disappointing."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great vibe that flows between social/bar type atmosphere and romantic/quiet atmosphere. It's all together, and yet it works. Food was great, service was outstanding. Good time."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Ambience fantastic, food great, wait staff--wonderful!!! Will definitely go again!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I woundn't recommend this place to anybody. Really disappointing. The seats were dirty, the food was tasteless."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Bar area was fun. Great layout and fun place. Food was average. Drinks were pricey and the service was poor. Maybe just wasn't my cup of tea."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "PreSource dinner for 2. We sat inside, outside seemed fairly busy. Everything was just marginal. Not bad.. but not good either. Jambalaya had only one extra jumbo shrimp, unshelled, and fairly tough. Closing out was fairly slow as I think the staff was mainly giving attention to the outside group even though the inside clientele grew as we were there. At one point both of us looked at each other and complained about the noise. For a half empty restaurant, it was impressive."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Unlike other places, this place doesn't fill up like crazy, which I love, because its quiet and relaxing. I hate crowded places and noise. They have good service and a great ambiance. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I was at Dirty Martini with a few friends for Cinco de Mayo and the place was hopping! The atmosphere was energetic, and alot of fun! We had small bites (and a few margaritas!).....the fish tacos were outstanding. The fish was fresh, lightly breaded and lightly fried.....you could taste the fish and the additions to the tacos were modest to let the taste of the fish really shine! This is the second time I've been to Dirty Martini, and it's rapidly becoming one of my favorite places!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Small plate gem. We ordered 6 items and loved each one. The food service was incredible. Wait staff perfect."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Sat in bar area at a booth but was told could only get happy hour specials if we sat at the bar or one of the long high tops but both were full. Server took our appetizer order then disappeared. Other servers constantly checked on us but we had been there at least 35 mins before someone asked for our dinner order. Took our appetizer (6 drumettes) 20 mins to come out and were brought by another server ...still no sign of our original server. Did I mention the place was practically empty other than the bar area. Another server asked to take our order but we informed him we were ready for the check. He brought the check but our original server brought it back -_- ...we left and will probably never return!!! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This place doesn't disappoint! I've been here many times and the food is on par (I've had the burgers, salmon and meatball appetizers and more). The service has been great and the venue is clean and modern. LOVE IT!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went on a Monday night and the place was fairly empty. Even so, the service was slow and the food just mediocre. I am sure that this place is much better as a night club than a restaurant. I most likely will not go again."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I really wanted to like this restaurant. It was nice looking and the staff was pleasant. I ordered a dirty martini expecting it to be incredible - it was not. I was worried since this was their namesake. The plates were artfully displayed with very little food on them. My husband ordered the crab cakes - they were three silver dollar size cakes. I ordered a blue burger med rare and it came so well done, I ate less than half. The maitre'd came by and offered to bring another but it had taken an hour and a quarter (on a slow Monday evening) to get the salad and dinner and we did not have the time to wait. He offered a free dessert but we passed since we were going to be late for our appointment. Hard to justify trying this restaurant again."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My fiancee and I had an awesome date night dinner at Dirty Martini. Our server, Antonio, was AWESOME. The food and drinks were good and the ambience was almost perfect! We were seated in a very comfy, gorgeous curved booth. The lighting was dim and romantic, and the staff was friendly and helpful. It's a little pricey but the portions are reasonable. We had a great time and will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our two appetizers, which were fabulous (bruschetta and garlic shrimp) made up for our disappointment in the catch of the day, sea bass, which was somewhat overwhelmed by a tomato sauce. I wish I had ordered the grilled salmon!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had an early dinner, and it was easy to talk. As the restaurant, and bar especially, filled up, the noise level got higher; still possible to have a conversation, but I ease of conversation depends very much on how many people are there. Very good grilled grapefruit salad. And attentive, personal service."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I was 2 hours late to my reservation but I was seated as soon as I walked in. The food was amazing, the service was quick and the prices were affordable for the quality of the food I was getting. I would defiantly recommend coming here if you're in the area!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a fantastic late dinner with friends. This inviting location offered friendly service and a diverse menu. We tried the Dirty Martinis and we're not disappointed. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We were a group of 8 with a reservation and a willingness to drink wine. The service was well-meant, but slow & amateurish. We had to ask for water refills every time. They tried to super upsell us twice when they were out of the chosen wines from their list. When we bought the better wine of the same vineyard, they mixed the 2nd bottle (the lesser one) into the first when pouring into our glasses because they misjudged the pour all the way around. No one finished their food except for one salad and the 2 orders of eggplant fries which were delicious. A place that prides itself on the bar scene should have better wine manners. It should not take 3 hours to get an appetizer & a main course for 8 people. And it should taste good."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Nice surprise inside and food was good! Modern interior!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were going to see a friend perform at the comedy club across the street. We stopped in for dinner and the place exceeded expectation. They even let us keep our car at the valet until after our show."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The waitstaff was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. Read the menu then ask for their recommendations on all food and beverages. The Hot & Passion Martini was delicious. Very complex cocktail in terms of flavor. Be ready for a spicy punch after you take your first sip."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Double dated on a Friday night here and sat in a booth. Lively, yet relaxing atmosphere. Big, open bar area with high ceilings and several flat screen tvs. Although there was a big party next to us it was remarkably quiet in the big rounded booth where we sat. All of the appetizers we had were delicious - lamb balls, ahi tuna, tuna ceviche, portobello mushrooms with goat cheese, lobster bisque. And, the drinks were very good - not weak! We'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Overall, it was ok but we're probably not going back. They had a special NYE set menu which was not advertised on their website at all. The choices were decent but the waiter failed to ask if we have any food allergies - luckily we spotted the pistachios in the cheesecake before eating. Service was poor for a restaurant that is trying to appear nice. No soup spoon brought out with the soup... no water refills between courses.... again, not even asking about food allergies?? I think the managers tried their best, seeing as they did stop by a couple of times and ask how things were. Food was ok but not great - the fish was very dry, nothing special. Surf & turf was better. The mixed drinks were fun but a little too sweet."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The location and the environment is what defines this place. The food was just ok with just enough as a portion size. I would go againwhen out socially in the area but would not go out of my way to eat there."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I booked a reservation here because it was 1,000 points and I had never tried it before. The drinks were great and there were plenty of food options for a gluten-free diner. I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "With some private event on the second floor, the sound level was pretty high. Add to that, smoke wafted in from the smokers at the outdoor section. The food however, was excellent. As was the service. We'll certainly go again."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Nice bar/restaurant with great ambiance. Good drinks that aren't light on the pour and food that's good, but average when compared to surrounding establishments. The dishes seemed capable of "wow", but were missing something and ended up "alright". I'd go back for drinks and appetizers."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Staff were superb maybe it's because we knew the manager but overall they were great. Make sure to try the salmon dish."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The cocktails were fabulous and the entrees were very good compliments. We had a social living voucher and had to stick to the pre-planned 3 course menu. My wife a perfectly cooked lamb chop entree and I had sea bass. For some unknown the restaurant charged an automatic gratuity charge of 20%. Our waiter was good, so we probably would had given him the same tip. Non-issue. However, the overall price of the dinner was comparable to Range in Chevy Chase. For the same cost you can have a "dinner experience", extremely knowledgeable wait staff and off the path incredible drinks at a number of other places in DC."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "I had expected a lengthier list of options for this restaurant's namesake. Nonetheless, we weren't disappointed by the steaks and wine. An excellent place to visit in the Dupont neighborhood, especially later in the evening. We had a pre-show dinner just around 6pm on a Saturday and the place was mostly emptied, with only a few scattered tables occupied. We returned to the area after 10pm and the bar scene was much more vibrant. I would recommend late dinner and/or drinks at this restaurant for its loft-like atmosphere."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Excellent food. Went during restaurant week (08/23/2013) for dinner. The restaurant has wonderful lounge and seating areas. I came dressed in linen shorts and a polo, but the atmosphere of DM - I would say, warrants something more dressy. I highly recommend this restaurant for couples and groups!!!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Cocktails were excellent as were appetizers. Entrees were just so-so. Service less than top-notch. 20% tip automatically added to bill for party of 4 which surprised me. Go for drinks not food."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Love this little spot. Have been here a few times and every time has been phenomenal. We will definitely be back. Awesome date spot. Inventive martinis (yummmm) Delicious food. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/3/2013